I am actually a mum of a 9 month old but wanted a grandparents perspective on this.
My fantastic mum and dad are looking after my dd 4 days a week now I have gone back to work. I have provided all the food, nappies etc she will need but they will end up out of pocket looking after her. I am giving them £50 a month to pay for extra petrol needed, playgroups, snacks while out and many other expenses I have not thought of.
They both looked really offended and said they did not want to be paid to look after her. I said I wasn't, the cash was purely for expenses. I personally think I am short changing them at £50 but can see I am going to have to force them to take the cash every month.
They are not rich but are in a comfortable financial position, I just think dh and I are financially responsible for dd. Am I right or are they?
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